We Need Your Help!

When you help PAL, you are truly helping animals in need. There are many ways you can get involved, described in more detail below. Your kind donations help us rescue more homeless dogs & cats; many of whom would not have survived to find new and loving homes without the help of the Pet Adoption League. Donations are used for spay and neuter, food for cats, and veterinary care for the sickest and most injured animals.


Love animals? Want to be part of a rewarding experience? Then call us to volunteer! We desperately need volunteers for many different tasks. You must be 18 or older to volunteer. Here is a list of just some of the things volunteers can do.

  • walk dogs
  • socialize cats
  • provide a foster home
  • help with fundraisers
  • Trap feral cats for altering/spaying, provide aftercare, and return (TNR)
  • develop a newsletter
  • anything in particular that you think would help the animals or PAL

PAL is an all volunteer rescue group that works throughout lower Westchester County NY. We are always happy to have more people volunteer to help the animals in many ways. Contact Us to learn more about how to volunteer.

Become a Foster Home

Pet foster parents save lives! A foster parent will care for a homeless pet as if he was their own until he is adopted. Shelter environments can be extremely stressful for dogs. It is much more comfortable for them to stay in a home environment. They are able to get more individualized care in someone's home. It also gives them better socialization skills, which makes them a more well-adjusted pet. We train you to screen potential adopters to determine if they are a suitable match for your foster pet. You will then get to experience the joy of helping a homeless animal find a loving family of his own.

It is impossible to predict how long an animal will remain in foster care. Some pets are adopted within 24 hours of becoming available. Others wait years for a home. If you cannot commit to this kind of unpredictable long-term care, you might wish to help in other ways. We expect our adopters to never give up on their pets, so we expect the same from our foster parents.

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, please contact us via email. petadoptionleaguewestchester@gmail.com Please add the subject linke "Foster Home," to your message.


PAL needs your donations! 100% of all donations go to helping the animals. PAL is a non-profit 501(c)3 Charity: any donation you make is tax deductible. PAL is happy to take donations of resources too!

Donations are used for:

  • spay/nueter
  • dog/cat food
  • special vet care
  • TNR of feral cats
  • advertising to help find permanent homes
  • and so much more!

Suggested Donated Items: cat food, dog food, towels, blankets, dog/cat toys, cat carriers, etc... Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.

Kennels For Canines Emergency Fund

The previous City of Yonkers administration signed off on the size of the “new” Animal Shelter in December 2011. At that time kennel space for larger dogs was sacrificed. The final plans they left behind for the current administration to work with, show these kennels as a possible future “extension”. On top of that, more family pets are being abandoned due to continuing economic hardships. The majority of these pets are larger dogs. The new building is beautiful, BUT more space is desperately needed to save lives now!

The current Yonkers Administration has been diligently revising the plans they were left with to accommodate the increase in abandoned animals. But due to budget constraints they cannot afford to do the entire extension now. The estimated cost of the kennel extension is $500,000. You Can Help!

But the kennel extension is needed NOW! Please Help! Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.

Easily Raise Money at Home

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